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1996: Grace, a psychiatrist, juggles a suicidal boyfriend and a young patient’s impending abortion.

2002: Annie, a struggling actress, takes pity on a homeless girl and invites her into her New York apartment.

2006: Mitch, a divorced counsellor, finds that listening to other people’s problems takes his mind off his own.

Ten years. Three lives. One truth: helping other people is infinitely simpler than helping yourself.


'A calm and life affirming centre in the midst of the chaos that is human existence' Bookbag.
'A skilful story, which speaks strongly of how helping others is infinitely easier than helping yourself' Image magazine.
Image Magazine
'A skillful storyteller ... Impressively assured' J.M. Coetzee.
JM Coetzee
'This is a delicate and emotional journey that weaved in and out of the three main characters' lives' New Books.
New Books Magazine
'Terrific and thought-provoking' The Times.
The TImes